An extensible system for processing unstructured 3D triangular meshes, with a wide variety of filters, a reliable lighting system and multiple rendering options
The interface is well organized, with a generous space for loading the 3D designs and hosting all the functions in such a manner that most of them are only one click away. Customizing the layout can be done by dragging the toolbars on several rows and having them aligned either horizontally or vertically.
A great thing about MeshLab is the extensive support for many formats that can be authored with almost any dedicated modeling solution out there. More precisely, you will be able to load 3D-Studio (.3DS) files, Alias Wavefront Object (.OBJ) items, even Protein Data Bank (.PDB) documents to name only a few from the over 20 types currently supported.
The editing toolset contains some interesting instruments, like the Arc3D importer, the Quality Mapper or the Texture parametrization Tool. There is also a wide array of filters which are grouped in over a dozen categories, including several for meshes and layers, smoothing, quality measuring, curvatures and computation related filters as well.
The rendering facilities consist of several modes (wireframe, hidden or flat lines, BackFace Culling, bounding box and more), simple, double side or fancy lighting, colors and shaders, as well as a wide variety of edges, vertices, labels and other elements that can be activated.
Given the impressive diversity of tools and functions that can be found inside MeshLab, the application deserves to be cited among the recommended applications. It will make it possible for anyone to load and process meshes, analyze and edit them with ease.
Reviewed by Olivian Puha, last updated on April 3rd, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- New MeshLab Core Functionality:
- New per-mesh & per-view rendering modality has been added. Finally you can render a mesh in wireframe and another one in smooth mode.
- New MeshLab Plugins:
Application descriptionMeshLab is an open source, portable system for the editing and processing of unstructured 3D triangular meshes.MeshLab...